Universities in Asia-Pacific Implement Innovative Climate Change Curriculum
In 2012, USAID LEAF and the U.S. Forest Service convened a group of 12 leading professors from eight universities in Southeast Asia to identify climate change topics that would benefit from improved university-level teaching materials. The network of educators developed a series of four modules: Basic Climate Change; Social and Environmental Soundness; Low Emission Land Use Planning; and Carbon Measurement and Monitoring, each comprised of presentations, associated lecturer notes, and complementary case studies, role plays and extensive online resources.
From the original group of 12, the network has grown to 700 professors from 63 universities across the region, who are adapting and implementing the new curriculum, including new mandatory courses for students. Read our latest success story to see how the core curriculum has been adapted to local and national contexts and is actively being used to train the next generation of leaders in the fight against climate change.